Japanese River Crabs?
Does anyone know anywhere in L.A. that serves these? A friend, whose taste I trust, was recently in Las Vegas and had an appetizer of Japanese River Crabs at a restaurant called Sushi Samba - apparently a small chain, Japanese / Brazillian. He says that they were fantastic. I won't be in Las Vegas anytime soon, but I'd like to try some. Anybody know anywhere? Thanks.
If you are talking about the teeny tiny crabs (sawagani) that are deep fried, they had them at Asanebo a couple of months ago. They were delicious! I would call to make sure they still have them.
11941 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604
They used to be served (delicious!) at the now defunct Kaiseki-version of Kagura. :( Nice to hear that Asanebo had them (thanks to Bombay). It's definitely a supply / seasonal thing, as the multiple times I went to Asanebo, we never saw them. Good luck.
Thanks all. I'll call around and see what I can find out, then report back after consuming some. They are the sawagani crabs.